My six year old daughter Paige is a huge Cinderella fan. I remember she was my favorite too when I was a little girl. I had a Cinderella record that had pictures on it and I would listen to the music for hours, just watching the pictures spin. I can still remember the feeling she gave me when I saw the original movie and I couldn’t wait for my daughter to experience the same magic.
Since she’s just six and it’s not a cartoon, it was a little hard for her to hang in with watching the movie. I think that the location and accents of the cast threw her a bit since it was so unfamiliar. She perked up a bit with the appearance of the step-sisters since their characters were so animated, even though they weren’t literally animated! She was able to better follow along from that point on, especially with the appearance of the fairy God mother.
I thought the choice of the Fairy Godmother starting out old and becoming young and beautiful was interesting. Of course that made it appeal more to the younger generation.
Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother was my favorite casting choice. She was dreadfully awful and wonderfully perfect in the role. She’s always been a favorite of mine and I knew she could do it justice like no other.
The costumes were beautiful and exquisite in a way only Disney can do. The same can be said for the special effects and the wonderful transformation of the animals and pumpkin into the famous character. It was magical as it could be!
Disney’s Cinderella is a must have for Disney lover and Cinderella fans everywhere. It might be hard for the younger to fully appreciate but once they see the magic start to happen they’ll be hooked!
About the DVD/Blu Ray
Celebrate Disney’s CINDERELLA, a modern classic that shines with beauty, imagination… and magic! Despite being bulled by her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters, a spirited Ella (Lily James) resolves to take charge of her fate. Add a royal ball, a Fairy Godmother (Helenal Bonham-Carter) and a glass slipper, and suddenly — magic becomes reality!
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